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January 28, 2010

Unemployment Impacts Women

by Abigail Coleman

Last week, the December statistics were released for unemployment. In Indiana, the rate has stayed steady at 9.6 percent, while nationally the rate is 10 percent. Unemployment in this time is directly impacting men more than ever, and women are more frequently the only income provider for their household.

January 27, 2010

Welcome OPTIONS Class 10

by Kelly Young

This month, 20 exceptional women will begin a 10-month exploration of personal and group philanthropy through OPTIONS. Along the way, we hope to provide you insight from the class through this blog. We plan to take you behind the scenes through personal stories, photos and class experiences.

January 19, 2010

Finding Inspiration

by Abigail Coleman

Yesterday, we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. and his inspired leadership. In this celebration, we can appreciate the progress our nation has made in the decades since his transformative leadership. While celebrating, we must also recognize the difficulties members of our community continue to face and consider how we can help.

January 14, 2010

Welcome New Advisory Board Members

by Abigail Coleman

Women's Fund is grateful for the service of a team of community leaders who guide our work to improve the lives of women and girls in central Indiana—our Advisory Board. Thanks to 2008 - 2009 chair, Julie Davis, for her outstanding service to Women's Fund in this role. We would also like to welcome new leadership to our Advisory Board.

January 12, 2010

Inspired (and Intrigued) by a Great Philanthropist

by Kelly Young

I have read with great interest the many stories about Ruth Lilly following her death at the age of 94. What an amazing woman who gave so much to so many. She had an incredible charitable spirit that she shared with numerous organizations nationally and locally, including Women’s Fund of Central Indiana.

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